The pineapple—fierce on the outside, sweet on the inside—was given its English name for its resemblance to a pine cone. Christopher Columbus brought this native of South America back to Europe as one of the exotic prizes of the New World. In later centuries, sailors brought the pineapple home to New England, where a fresh pineapple displayed on the porch meant that the sailor was home from foreign ports and ready to welcome visitors. Pineapples were the crowning glory of lavish American banquets, and were considered the height of extravagant hospitality. Even George Washington grew them in his Mount Vernon hothouse.
Over the years, pineapples have developed a very serious sense of style. They've also enjoyed a nice long float in the pool. If f you haven't noticed, pineapples are pretty much the coolest fruits out there these days. Heck, we even made a Flonut covered in pineapples. Just take a look for yourself at how majestic this fruit really is.